Trip USA 2018 - March at RCB in Indio, CA
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21 - I played in the Mens Club event with Dave Lozano, Don
McCrary, Jerry Dotson and Dennis Swanson. Format was individual
play - count your own ball. I had my worst round of the
season - a 68 and am way out of the money. Don and Dave played
well and were in the money. It was a nice mild day for
|March 19 - I played
with John Hanke and Cliff Pearce today in the skins game. I had
only one birdie on the 5th hole and it lost to Jerry Stevenson
who had a hole-in-one there. We had 19 players. There were 2
skins and the ace which meant that I lost $1. It was a nice day
|March 17 - Bud Curtis, Susan Fenton, Harvey Dickson
and Charlotte Phillips were on my scrambles team. We had 48, not
good and 5 shots out of the money. The winning team had a 39 and
received $8 each. The team was helped by Larry Vickers ace on
the 3rd hole for which he received $152. Three other teams had a
43 and won $5 each. There were 60 players in 12 five person
teams. It was a cool, very windy day.
Bud, Susan, Larry, Charlotte, Harvey - Photo from
|March 14 - On our RCB Mens Club team were Larry
Vickers, Bob Giroux, David Kidd, Jim Lowman and Darrell Sickle.
Bob had a hole-in-one on the 13th hole. Our team had a 191 - one
out of the money. Format was count the 4 best net scores. We
played well on the back - not so good on the front. Two winning
teams had 179. I had a 58
which is pretty good for me. There were 96 players in 16 six man
teams. It was a mild day for golf. Never
needed a jacket.
Jim, David, Bob, Larry and Darrell. Bob aced the
|March 12 - I played in the skins game with Larry
Vickers and Joe Vickers. I had 3 tied birdies. Larry Vickers had
4 birdies and one was good for a skin. There were 3 skins today
so I lost 75 cents. There were 19 players. It was another great
day for golf. Temperatures were in the low 70s when we finished.
|March 10 - I played with Jack Risch, Jim Kleseath,
Cindy Sadtler, Barb Lowman and Jerry Armour in the couples
scramble. We had a 45, nine under and amazingly tied for 2nd
place and won $6 each. Somehow the committee recorded a 43 for
us! They corrected it. And I gave back the $6. Neighbor Larry Smith was on the winning team and won $9
each. It was a very overcast morning with a light drizzle.
|March 7 - I aced the 5th hole today. It was the final
day of the three day club championship. I played with Larry
Smith, Dennis Busby, Jerry Armour and Neal VanDergugten. I had
another 60 and came in second low net. Dennis had been leading
but didn't play well today but ended up at 14 under and beat me
by one stroke for the Net Club Championship. I ended up taking
low gross in the 'B' flight and got $30 for it. And I got $35
for the ace for a total of $65. Buy in was $9 so I netted $56. Larry Smith took low
gross in the 'C' flight and got paid $30. There were 66 players
in the tournament.
Larry Smith, me, Jerry, Neal on the 5th Hole with
the hole-in-one ball.
Dennis, me, Jerry, Neal on the 5th Hole with the
John Mulhern points out the Leader Board
Larry's Name Twice on the Leader Board
Larry's three day score card highlighting the ace on
the 5th hole on the final day.
|March 5 -
A good day - I had 4 birdies and two were good for a skin. Each
skin was worth $5 - 21 players. I played with Carl Haese, Ron
Davis, Mike Dixon and Chet Harvey. Ron had a skin on the 17th
hole. There were a total of 5 skins, 2 of which where mine. So I
won $10 and lost 75 cents and netted $9.25. It had been a while
since I got a skin. It was a little windy but another beautiful
day for golf.
|March 3 -
On my scrambles team were Chris Koutonen, Mike Elder, Ray
Bieber, Terry Carter, Vern Edwards, June Lowe and Trene Green.
We had a 41, 13 under but once again were one out of the money.
There was one team with a 39 and two with a 40. My neighbor,
Larry Smith, was on the winning team and got $9. There were 88
players today in 11 eight somes. It was another beautiful day
|March 2 -
I played the second day of the RCB Mens Club Championship with
Don McCrary, Pat Coyle and Cliff Pearce. I had a 60 and am still leading
for low net in the 'B' flight by 6 shots. Larry Smith is still in
contention in the 'C' flight. Pat had a 56. Don and Cliff had a 59. Final day will be next Wednesday. It was a beautiful day for golf.